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* Stands for the Interests oi I « Southern California j SUBSCRIBE FOR IT. VOL. XXXIII.--NO. 169. LOUISVILLE'S LOSSES. Terrible Effects of the Great Cyclone. The Work of Rescue Carried on Unceasingly. Ninety-four Dead Bodies Already Re covered. The City Bearing Up Bravely Under Ita Terrible Affliction — Outside Assistance Refused. Associated Press Dispatches. | Louisville, March 29. —Temporary roofs are being put on wherever possible. Hundreds of hogsheads of exposed to bacco are being carted to warehouses. In spite of all efforts, however, several thousand hogsheads remain, unprotected on the second, third and fourth floors of damaged buildings. There will be con siderable danger in reaching these, as they seem ready to topple into the street. The streets in the districts worst dam aged are still picketed ; elsewhere wag ons and all but mere sightseers are al lowed to pass. Hundreds of men are trying to save goods. Many of those employed on the wreckage are paid by the Board of Trade committee. Wher ever help is deserved it is given. The Falls City Hall Wreck. At Falls City ball men under the di rection of the Chief of Police are still at work. On the site of the ruined hall are mounds of brick, mortar, beams and laths in wild confusion, and men are digging at the base of them, hunting for the dead. In all sixty-seven bodies liave been taken out there. The last was that of C. Lazarus, a small shop keeper at 1,136 West Market street, next door to Falls City hall. He was in attendance upon a lodge meeting. His -body was mangled almost beyond recognition. It was taken to a tem porary morgue established in a barber shop across the street. Families Left in Distress. At the Planters' warehouse the body of Ed Moran, a foundrynian in Dennis «ong's iron-pipe works, was discovered edged between beams and hogsheads of tobacco. The remains were taken to his home on Twentieth street, near Main, where his wife and four little ones had been kept in anguished sus pense. When the corpse was brought in the woman sank almost fainting into a chair, covering her face with her hands, while tlie smallest children clung to her skirts, wailing in sympathy, and the two older ones stood by dazed with sorrow. The family will be in want. This is only one case out of several dozen similar ones, but the citizens are coining up bravely with subscriptions, and all needs are being promptly met for the present. Remarkably Light Insurance. There is about $100,000 in life insur ance on those killed, mostly upon labor ers and middle-class people in small ten-cent companies and the Knights of Honor. About $5,000 in the Knights of Honor will be promptly paid by an as sessment of eight cents upon the mem bers. The remaining $50,000 in ten cents a week companies may break those companies, realizing only a small part to the holders of policies. The fire insurance is only $25,000; cyclone insurance, only $2,000, held by two local dealers. Their joint losses were $800. Plate glass insurance is $2,000. The Inmates of Falls City Hall. At Falls City hall, when the hurricane struck it, in the main hall was Miss App, with her dancing school, number ing sixty-five, of whom it is feared not more than twenty escaped. These were children with their mothers sfnd fathers. In one room on the second floor the executive committee of the Roman Knights, consisting of seven members, was in session. Theo. Engelmeir, an upholsterer, at Twenty-third and Market streets, was killed. Jewel Lodge, No. 2, Knights and Ladies of Honor Association, was in ses sion on the third floor, nearly 150 mem bers being present when the building fell. Of these it is thought not more than fifty escaped. Humboldt Lodge, I. O. G. T., consist ing of seventeen members, was holding a meeting on the same floor. Those who escaped were badly injured. Up to an early hour- this morning, eighty-six bodies were taken from the Falls. City hall and the cellar at Eigh teenth street and Magazine street. The general belief is that at least forty more bodies are in the dancing-hall ruins. Estimates of the Dead. The latest and most intelligent esti mate of the total number of dead throughout the city is that it will not exceed 150. This is a careful and fairly accurate estimate. The Masonic com mittee wires the following to Leander Burdick, Grand Master at Toledo, Ohio: "From what we can gather there are about 400 houses destroyed; 300 persons injured, of whom 10 per cent, will prob ably die from their injuries. One hun dred and twenty-five are now dead. The citizens seem desirous of caring for their own dead and injured." It is now pretty near certain that the entire loss of life will not go much above one hundred, if that number is reached. Up to this writing the total number whose bodies have been recovered, and missing who it is reasonably certain are dead, is eighty-eight.l n addition, there are about a dozen so badly injured that death may ensue. One hundred and fifty to 200 persons were injured to an extent worth noting; probably 500 to 1,000 have very slight bruises or scratches. Estimates of Damages Too High. A good many of the estimates of the damage to property have been too high. The actual loss from a financial stand point will not be so great as supposed at Unit. The tobacco warehouses are not LOS ANGELES HERALD. hurt to the extent stated. Nearly all those demolished were old buildings, and a comparatively small sum will put the new ones in repair again. The river is strewn with floating debris from the storm from Tenth street to the water works, and hundreds of skiffs are plying about, collecting the splintered wood work. All day yesterday the foam crested waves rolled eight feet high. Vessels were in great danger, but through the alertness of the masters none suf fered much. Several coal barges were sunk at different points. Falls City Hall Victims Overestimated. Tonight it is believed the estimate of dead and injured at Falls City hall has been overmarked, and that the total number of persons in the building when it crashed in. was not half as great as the first guesses placed it. Mrs Mary Ilolsher, who was in attendance at the meeting of Knights and Ladies of Honor on the top floor, says instead of 200 up there, there were about 75 people in the room. The number in the danc ing school floor below is also smaller than at first reported. She says the first intimation they had of what was coming was a blinding flash of lightning and a violent gust of wind which shook the building. The people became fright ened and were preparing to leave the building, but before they could get their wraps the windows were blown in, the gas went out and a moment later the floor caved under their feet. Mrs. Hoisher became unconscious and knew no more until the rescuers took her out from the debris. Jeffersonville, while not officially seek ing assistance, can find many "places where aid will be of the utmost im portance. Many were rendered home less and penniless. Some are thrown from comfort to poverty, but the people are not discouraged. They have gone to work, and this morning tinners and masons were at work on numerous house tops. The damage in houses, furniture, etc., is large. Not less than two hun dred houses we're wrecked. The Storm nt .leilersoiivlllc. A thrilling scene occurred at the St. Lucas Evangelical church, in Jefferson ville, where Rev. H. M. Gersinan was holding services. The building, a hand some brick, swayed and rocked, and the west wall began to bulge inwardly under the pressure of the wind. The roof blew off with a loud report. Women screamed, and one lady, Miss Caroline Ruehle, fainted, but Rev. Gersinan remained cool and led his flock safely to the par sonage, where all remained until the danger was over. The Unfortunates Cnred For. The executive relief fund committee has received a large number of addi- j tional subscriptions, and all cases of destitution, where immediate action was necessary, have been cared for. To morrow a thorough system will be put in operation by which everybody who needs aid will be given relief. Wherever the houses are not too badly damaged repairs will be made at once. The amount of funds now in the hands of the treasurer is about $32,000, and this is being added to tonight. Offers of aid have been received from a number of outside cities, but the Board of Trade committee declined the offers advanced for the present. Mayor Jacobs said, however, while he was opposed to call- i ing for outside help, if voluntary con- | tributions were offered he would advise their acceptance. He has replied in this spirit to several telegrams from outside points. Money, he says, can be used to good advantage, but as regards offers of food, colhing,medical attention, etc., the Mayor says that Louisville can house and feed all the wounded and distressed, j and bury the dead ;so all offers of this' kind will be respectfully declined. Two i or three large mercantile firms in the | East, telegraphed Mayor Jacobs to draw I On them for $1,000, and a telegram to the same effect came from President i Tanner, of the Indianapolis Board of Trade. These offers have been accepted. Aid Wired from San Francisco. The following dispatch was received from G. W. Fergusson, proprietor of the Spectator, San Francisco : "Can send you $1,000 if you need it." Mayor Jacobs has not replied to this telegram, as he did not clearly under stand it. The Undertakers Overworked. The relief committee of the Knights and Ladies of Honor tonight report that there were at the time of the disaster one hundred people in their hall. They have made a careful canvass, showing that twenty-three are dead, thirty-one wounded, five are known to have escaped unhurt and the remainder are still un accounted for. Some of these latter may be dead or injured, but this cannot be definitely known before tomorrow or perhaps Monday. The undertakers have more than they can attend to tomorrow. In all there will be at least thirty funerals. Ninety-Four Rodics Recovered. Up to midnight ninety-four bodies have been recovered, and it is supposed five or six more may be found in out of the way places. Of those injured to a noticeable extent, the closest estimate tonight is 126. Of this number at least twenty-five are in a very critical condi tion. IN TENNESSEE. Great Loss of Life and Property, Esti mated at 82,000,000. Gallatin, Term., March 29. —News of the terrible storm of Thursday night is slow to obtain, and it will be tomorrow before a full list of the dead and injured can be had. Every house and building between Bledsoe and Eulia, in the path of the storm, was blown away, and hun dreds of people are injured and without food or shelter. It is reported that the whole town of Dixon Springs in Smith county, thirty-five miles dis tant, was swept out of ex istence by the angry cyclone. Wire communication is interrupted. Those injured* by the storm near Gallatin will probably recover. The Chesapeake and Nashville road suffers greatly. In two places about 600 feet of high trestle work was destroyed, and two 300-ton bridges were blown from their pillars and wrecked, The loss to stock and other property in this district is esti mated at $2,000,000. A Tow Boat Struck. Memphis, Term., March 29.—The tow boat Nail City was caught at Gayosa, in Thursday's storm. The Nail City was not damaged, but her entire tow was sank. Six lives were lost. SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 30, 1890. THROUGHOUT KENTUCKY. ' Great Damage Done in Various Farts of the State. Lot'jsviLi.E, Ky., March 29. —Specials I in regard to the storm say the new man ufacturing town of Grand River, near Paducali, was struck by the blast; a dozen houses were blown down; two persons were killed—a woman andabov; twenty people were hurt. All the tele graph lines were destroyed. At Farmington much damage was done to buildings, but no loss of life is I reported. At Paducali a little damage was done; the telegraph wires are all down, and it is thought the storm, through tlie sec tion not heard from, may be one of dis aster. London, Ky., reports much damage to property, but no loss of life. Near Eminence, Ky., the blast was very severe. The house of Joseph Kenny was blown down. His 3-year old child and Louis Maddox, his brother in-law were killed; Kenny was fatally hurt, and his wife and babe were bruised. It is rumored that near Owensboro, Ky., a Louisville and Nashville train went through a bridge, killing several persons, including the engineer. Ei.izabethtown, Ky., March 20.—The storm did great damage here ; two peo ple were killed and a number of others in jured. Fatalities are reported at several other points in the county. Bowling Green Not Touched. Cincinnati, March 29. —A special from Bowling Green, Ky., says no one was killed there, though the storm did much damage. Washington, March 20.—Representa* tive Goodnight, of Kentucky, received the following telegram today : "Bowling Green was not touched by the storm ; no damage to property or loss of life in your district." Terrific Hail and Wind. Morganfield, Ky., March 23.—A ter rific hail and wind storm visited Union town, Ky., and Union and Webster counties Thursday night. At Sturgis hail an inch in diameter fell, and tde wind unroofed several barns. At Sulli van the wind was worse, destroying many buildings and wounding ten or twelve men and women. For several miles in Webster, between Clay ville and Dixon, it swept every thing away. The wife of W. B. Taylor and a son of Henry Hammock were killed outright. Houses and barns were totally destroyed. The killed and wounded at Webster will number not less than fifty. At Cloverport, Ky., the storm —wind, rain and hail—did great damage to property. Many Fatalities at Marion. Marion, Ky., March 29.—Four lives were lost at this place. The wounded will reach fifty-five, and at least a dozen of these will die. One feature of it was that both physicians were fatally in jured—leaving the town in a bad way so far as medical assistance is concerned. A relief committee is at work providing food and shelter for t,he destitute. A family consisting of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Montague and their four daugh ters and the mother of Mrs. Montague, living in the country eight miles from Marion, were crushed to death by the falling of their dwelling. A family boat mo >red above the mouth of Green river was dashed to pieces against a tree, and a man named Krazier and his wife and sister were drowned. Further Distressing lteports. Hopkinsville, Ky., March 2i).—Re ports of a must distressing nature con tinue to be received from this and ad joining counties swept by the cyclone. In some places entire farms, houses and barns are laid waste. The town of Cal edonia is partly destroyed. A great deal of valuable stock was killed in this county, and a number of persons were injured.- Beaver Dam Ky., March 29.— The storm did great damage at' Sulphur Springs. The daughter of Girdou Coombs was killed and several people badly hurt. Bklleview, Ky., March 20.—John.Me- Kee and two negroes were burned to death in a building which was blown down by Thursday night's storm. The Gale In Southern Illinois. Cairo, 111., March 20. —The gale here Thursday night on the river sunk sev eral shanties and fish boats on the Ohio river, and rendered navigation almost impossible. In the city it blew a frame house into the water. No one was hurt. The gale blew at the rate of sixty miles an hour. At Mill Creek live houses and several barns were blown down, and Mrs. Hartline and child were severely hurt. At Metropolis the tornado unroofed aud otherwise damaged about 200 houses, among them being the courthouse and bank and Judge Milkey's residence. One person was killed and several hurt. A Hurricane in Virginia. Danville, Va., March 29. —A violent windstorm raged in Patrick county yes terday, and seven houses were blown down. At Stella a tree crushed a school house, but all escaped with slight in juries. BRAZILIAN NOTES. How the Monarchists Were Hoaxed. Dom Pedro in Want. New York, March 29.—Mail advices from Rio de Janeiro tell of a turmoil in February, caused by someone sending out a telegram that Fonseca was im prisoned and the Emperor recalled. When this was made public the people assembled in large numbers and cried: "Long Live the Monarchy!" Numbers of public officers were on the point of declaring their allegiance to the monarchy, when the news reached them that they had been hoaxed. The author of this hoax has not yet been found. It is proposed to open a subscription for Dom Pedro, who is reported to be in want, and it is understood the Govern ment will advance him on account of his property $35,000 at once, and $10,500 per month. he contract for a cable between Brazil and the United States has been awarded to two French companies. Wanted for Forgery. Portland, Ore, March 29.—William Hurd, who came here recently from Bal timore, Md., is wanted on the charge oi forgery. During his brief stay here, he cashed checks amounting "to $1,000 drawn on E. B. Hunting & Co., Balti more, Md. When the checks were sent to the Baltimore firm, payment waa re fused. Hurd disappeared last Wednes day. FLOODED FIELDS. Increased Danger on the Lowe* Mississippi. Tlie Yazoo Delta a Dreary Waste of Waters. Wind and Waves Combine in the Work of Distraction? Miles of Rich Plantations Completely Inundated-The Flood Area Rap idly Extending. I Associated Press Dispatches.) Greenville, Miss., March 20. —The itorm Thursday drove the waters of the •wollen Mississippi over the levee, and caused great crevaßses where the em bankment was heretofore thought secure. New Okleans, March 29. —Breaks are at Easton's levee, half a mile above Mound Landing and a mile and a half below Huntington, on Timber Lake plantation. The outflow of water from these places will inundate a large sec tion of country before it reaches the I I&KCjKi river, again to join the great [fiver, leaving desolation and ruin in these parts, submerging the garden spot of the Yazoo delta, and entirely suspend ing railway travel from Iceland to Rolling Fork. The water from the Huntington break will join the outpour from the ; Offutt break, which will inundate a large ! lection of country. These waters will I swell its volume, bearing to the west j against Greenville, and a portion of the ■ country spreading out towards Williams tayou on the east, and no doubt will blend with the waters from the eastern break, making a perfect sea of water I from here to Bayou Phalia, and perhaps | overflowing tlie east banks of | that stream. The junction of j the waters from these streams will I inundate nearly all the plantations in Washington county, in its entire length and breadth, until Sharky and Issaquenna counties are reached ; then connecting with the outpour from the Skipwith break, overflowing everything in its track until the Yazoo river is ■ached. The damage this flood will do to plantations, stock, fences, houses, stores, towns and railways is beyond calculation. Crops will all be late, and in many eases it may not be possible to plant at all. The latest from the Easton break states it is now 000 feet wide and increasing rapidly. The water has crossed to the west bank of Williams bayou, at Avendale, and is six feet deep iu'the stores at that place. A late dispatclrtonight says the pro tection levee in the rear of Greenville cannot last through the night. ORANGE COUNTY NEWS. Kepuhl leans Preparing for the Cam paign—A Chicago Exhibit. Santa Ana, March 29.—A meeting of the Republican central committee of Orange county was held this afternoon for the purpose of affecting a permanent organization for the coming campaign. An enthusiastic meeting was held this evening, at the office of W. S. Taylor, to formulate a call for a meeting of citizens to elect two members from this county to act with those from San Diego, San Ber nardino and Los Angeles counies, to de vise ways and means for establishing a permanent exhibit at Chicago, Illinois. Mayer's Remains Hurled. San Jose, Cal., March 29.—The re mains of R. O. Mayer, of the Interna tional Bureau for Private Transactions, who committed suicide at San Pablo recently, arrived here this morning. The remains were positively identified by many who knew Mayer intimately, among them being Dr. Gasson, his den tist, who recognized his false teeth by a peculiar plate he made for Mayer. The remains were buried this afternoon. Washington Notes. Washington, March 29.—The Ameri can delegates to the Pan-American Con ference gave an elaborate banquet to the foreign delegates tonight at the Arling ton hotel. The Cabinet, Judiciary and Congressmen were also present. The Board of Survey has been ordered to examine the Iroquois at once, ,and de termine the necessary repairs. The Storm Reaches Canada, Toronto, Ont., March 29.—The storm which created such havoc in the United States reached Ontario Friday and sub sided yesterday. High gales prevailed and snow and hail fell. There are bad drifts everywhere, and travel is much obstructed. Several schooners are re ported considerably damaged by the storm, and there are one or two total wrecks. Till Monday to Decide. San Jose, March 29. —The Iron Mold ers' Union discovered that Caton's foundry here was making castings for Byron Jackson, of San Francisco, whose shop is under the ban of the union. The union gave Caton the option of quitting work for Jackson or having his men strike. Caton has until Monday to de cide. Democratic Clubs. Washington, March 29.—A full meet ing of the executive committee of the National Association of Democratic Clubs was held today. Representative Wilson, of West_Virginia, was elected chairman of the executive committee, and Law rence Gardner, of Washington, secretary of the National Association. An Actor Shot At. Minneapolis, March 20.— Joseph Ha worth, the well known actor, while play ing Paul Kam ar, was shot at by a wo man as he was entering the theater this evening, but not hit. He says the wo man has been following him for several weeks, pestering him with attentions. He will not prosecute. , Mexican Assassins. City op Mexico, March 29.—An at tempt was made near Silas today to kill the son of the late General Corona, who was himself some time ago the victim of an assassin. The intended victim es caped, but a lady was bit and killed. THE FINANCE COMMITTEE. Recommendations to be Acted Upon by the Council. The finance committee of the Council will recommend tomorrow that $7.59 be returned to I. S. Jacoby on account of a doubled tax ; that $11.55 be returned to Wilbelinina Beyer for the same reason; that $0.75 be returned to H. Erling and $22 be returned to J. F. Brossart, 23.20 to Max Morris and $12.50 to Mrs. Merced Abbot. The committee will also report that it finds that R. W. Poindexter is engaged in the real estate business and also in the business of loaning money as a broker. It is therefore recommended that he pay two licenses, one for each business. The committee also recommends that the sidewalk obstruction ordinance be amended so as to allow stores to display their goods eighteen inches over the sidewalks. Also recommended that the Street Superintendent be authorized to pur chase 500 loads of Arroyo Seco cobble stones at not more than 20 cents per load. Famous Old Men of 1800. 80. George Bancroft, historian ; Mar shal Yon Moltke. 88. Cardinal Newman. 87. Louis Kossuth. 86. Neal Dow. 85. Professor Sir Richard Owen. 84. Ferdinand de Lesseps, David Dud ley Field. 82. John G. Whittier, General Joseph E. Johnston. 81. Cardinal Manning, General Rob ert C. Schenck, Marshal McMahon, Hamilton Fish. 80. Gladstone, Tennyson, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Hannibal Hamlin, Cassius M. Clay, Hugh McCulloch. 7.. The Pope, Senator Morrill, Sena tor Payne, P. T. Bamum. 78. Ex-President McCosh, of Prince ton ; ex-President Porter, of Yale. 77. Octave Feuillet, Meissonier,George Ticknor Curtis, Justice Bradley, of the United States Supreme Court. 70. Ex-President Grevy, of France; Jules Simon; Sir H.Bessemer, inventor; John ('. Fremont, ex-Senator Thurman, Professor Dana. 75. Admiral Porter, Verdi, C. W. Couldock. 74. Bismarck, Earl Granville, Gen eral Early, N. P. Banks. 73. Justice Miller and Justice Field of the United States Supreme Court, Senator Dawes, King William of the Netherlands. 72. King Christian of Denmark, Dr. Brown-Sequard, Bishop Coxe. 71. General Beauregard, General But ler, Senator Evarts, Cyrus W. Field, General Rosecrans, James A. Fro tide, Gounod, AValt Whitman, Senator Hamp ton. 70. Prime Minister Crispi of Italy; John Ruskin. The list was compiled January Ist and the age at last birthday is given.—[Ex- change. It Should Have Been Shepard. The President has added one more to the list of muzzled newspapers by the appointment of Mr. Charles Emory Smith, editor of the Philadelphia Press, to the Russian mission. It is true that the Press had already all the character istics of a muzzled journal, and in all human probability would never have un der any provocation criticised the ad ministration. But this appointment not only saves it even from all weak ness and temptation, but rewards Mr. Smith for past services. Daniel Web ster would have condemned the appoint ment in sonorous language, but we do not. It is a good one for President Har rison—far better than Mr. Thorndike Rice's, which was probably paid for in campaign cash. But—one can praise no act of General Harrison's without the use of a "but" or two—where does this leave Elder Shepard of the Mail and Ex press f He, too, has been a faithful edi tor to the administration. He is a pow erful writer and perhaps the fore most publicist in Republican journal ism. He is, too, deeply religious, and an evangelist by nature and tempera ment. Tlie Russians, including the Czar, belong to the Greek church, and the members of that denomination, we learn from the Cumberland Presbyterian Review, are "as destitute of a pure gos pel as the heathen world itsclt." Now, what a chance of bringing over to the Presbyterian church at least the Czar and his family and the aristocracy of St. Petersburg. President Harrison has missed by his failure to dispatch Elder Shepard to that corrupt and vicious cap ital.—[New York Evening Post. A Tale With a Sting in It. Recently a Kansas farmer "sold a beef for two cents a pound to a butcher, agreeing to take a quarter of it for his own use. The butcher charged him regular rates for the beef, and when they settled the farmer owed him $2." The Charleston News and Courier thinks that we cannot afford to laugh very loud at the Kansas man, because his folly is our folly, and where he blun ders once the Southern farmer and Southern business man blunder a dozen times. We sell our forests for the miserable price of $1, $2 and $3 an acre, and pay $5 or $10 for a pine table or bedstead, and pay the price of a half-dozen acres of land for 1,000 feet of lumber. We let our streams dash idly through their channels and waste enough water power to run the spindles and fly wheels of the world ; and then buy cotton cloth from Lowell and other manufacturing towns. We sell our cotton instead of turning it into cloth and yarn; and buy it back at a fearfully increased price from Northern and English manufacturers. We buy corn, wheat, hay and mules from the West, when we could raise them all in the South. The tale told by the Kansas man has a sting in it. It is the business end of the wasp.—[Atlanta Journal. Stockton Sends a Protest. Stockton, Cal., March 29.—The San Joaquin county Board of Trade this evening adopted and telegraphed Con gressman McKenna resolutions depre cating the reduction of the tariff on sugar, as being detrimental to the beet sugar industry in California. Father Boyle Acquitted. Raleigh, N. C, March 29.—The see , ond trial of Father Boyle, the Catholic i priest charged with rape, and who was before convicted, ended tonight in his I acquittal. Boyle was at once discharged. [ -2sB A YEARS- j P Buys the Haii.v Herald and t $2 the Weekly Herald. J is new"sTand clean. J FIVE CENTS. ROBBED IN GOTHAM A Pittsburg Lady's Cruel Experience. Despoiled of Her Beauty and Valuables. Roughly Handled by the Greedy Plunderers. ♦ Left Wandering in the Street* Bleeding, Torn and Bedraggled—General Eastern Topics. Associated Press Dispatches.] New York, March 29.—Mrs. Edward Jordan, ot Pittsburg, came over from Jersey City in a ferry-boat this evening, having just arrived from Pittsburg. She was richly dressed and had a profusion of diamonds. She displayed a well-filled purse, and engaged a cab to take her to Fifth avenue and Forty-first street. Late in the evening officers found her wandering about Twenty-fourth street near Seventh avenue,, her clothing torn and face and hands bloody. She said the cab drove up a dark street and the driver and another man forced her t6> give up her purse, tore the rings from her fingers and earrings from her ears. Her fingers and ears were badly mutil ated. An officer saw her to the home of friends. She is prostrated from excite ment and rough handling. There is no clue to the miscreants. Railroad Meeting at Portland. Portland, March 29.— T. F. Oakes, president of the Northern Pacific rail road ; Charles F. Crocker, second vice president of the Southern Pacific Com pany, and W. B. Holcomb, vice-presi dent of the Union Pacific railway, together with a number of other officials of the companies, held a conference today. It is stated that the advisability of erecting a union depot in this city was discussed mat length, but nothing definite as to tne result of the meeting could be learned. It is understood the Union Pacific and Northern Pacific officials had under advisement the matter of a traffic agree ment from Portland to Puget sound. Another meeting will be held tomorrow. Pacific Coast Astronomers. San Francisco, March 29.—At a meet ing of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific Coast tonight, Prof. Holden sub mitted a report of the work done at the Mount Hamilton observatory. He said there were not accommodations enough at. the observatory for the scientists sta tioned there, and complained that dur ing the winter they were put to extrem ities to keep warm. The treasurer reported the receipts for the year, $2,147'; expenditures, $1,026. The annual elec tion of directors was held, and E. S. Holden was re-elected president. Will Become a taw. \ Chicago, March 29. —A special Washington says a canvass made by the advocates of free silver coinage indicates that the Windom bill, with its objec tionable features eliminated,will become a law within three months. As amended it will mean the unlimited free coinage of American silver. Prohibitionist)) Elect Delegates. Stockton, March 29.—The Prohibi tionists met this afternoon and elected three delegates to the convention which meets in San Francisco on the 9th. Presiding Elder Bentley, of the Metho dist church recommended Henry French of San Jose, as a candidate for Governor. The City of Paris in Tow. London, March 29.—1t is reported that the Aldergate and City of Chester are towing the City of Paris", The wind is favorable and there is a moderate sea. At 4 a. ni. the City of Paris had not arrived in Queenstown. Marshfield, Mo., Burning. Lebanon, Mo., March 29.—1t is re ported that the town of Marshfield is on fire, and the place already nearly de- " stroyed. The telegraph is interrupted. Later. —The tire was insignificant. The first report was erroneous. The M. E. South Conference. Sacramento, March 29. —At the confer ence of the M. E. church, South, today, Oakland was selected as the next meet ing place. Rev. C. E. W. Smith preached this evening. The conference will close Sunday evening. A Negro Rape Fiend Hanged. Stanton, Ala., March 29. —Frank Grif fin, a negro, raped two little white girls, one aged 9 and the other 4. He was caught and hanged to a tree. The smallest girl will die from her injuries. • Snow in the Sierras. Sacramento, March 29. —There was a snowfall of six inches at the summit ' during the twenty-four hours ending at, 7 o'clock this morning, but there is no danger of a blockade. • Large Elevator' Burned. .St. Louis, March 29. —The elevator of' : the John W. Kaufman Milling Company burned this morning. Loss, $28u>000. The fire was caused by an electric light wire. Postponed on Account of Kain. San Francisco, March 29.—Rain and .. the sloppy condition of the grounds pre vented the playing of the game between i the San Franciscos and Oaklands today. . Shoe Makers Strike. London, March 29.—Ten thousand shoe makers in this city have struck. The object- of the strike is to do away with the "sweating" system. Johnson Wants a Kehearing. San Francisco, March 29. —Attorney- General Johnson today filed a petition for a rehearing in the Supreme Court in the railroad tax cases. Fresno Races. Fresno, March 29.—One mile—Jack Brady won in 1:45% ; Adelaide second. Five-eighths of a mile—Won by Cap tain Al, in 1:C (Sf; Judge Terry ascend.